Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference
August 6-8, 2015
Theme: “Baseball’s Best: the Grays and the Crawfords”
Black baseball has a long history in Pennsylvania, especially centered in the Pittsburgh area. When one thinks of the Negro Leagues in Pittsburgh, the first name that usually comes to mind is Josh Gibson. But there are other big names such as Buck Leonard, Smokey Joe Williams, Satchel Paige, and Oscar Charleston who spent time with the Grays and the Crawfords. Under manager Vic Harris, the Grays won three Negro League World Series and the Crawfords won the NNL title in 1935 and 1936.
The 18th annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference will celebrate this rich baseball history. In addition to two days of research presentations and player/author panels, attendees will also enjoy special presentations about local parks as well as a Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
This interdisciplinary conference welcomes proposals for oral and poster presentations from all research fields. Previous presenters have included college faculty, public school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars.
Presentations may focus on any topic related to the theme, or other Negro Leagues issues. Some possibilities include: Josh Gibson, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Gus Greenlee, Cum Posey, Vic Harris, Cool Papa Bell, the Crawford Grill, and many others.
Proposals should include a 250-word abstract, plus a brief biographical note with contact information. For oral presentations, please indicate whether you will require any AV equipment. For poster presentations, please indicate the number and size of posters you wish to display.
Please email your proposal as a Microsoft Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 24, 2015.
Notifications will go out by May 8, 2015.
For further information on the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, visit SABR.org/malloy.
- 2015 Negro Leagues Essay Contest
SABR’s Negro Leagues Committee will award two $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors in its seventh annual essay contest in 2014-15. Students are asked to write a 1,200-word essay answering one of the following questions: “Choose one figure from the Negro Leagues and explain why you believe they are significant” or “Explain who Effa Manley was and her significance to the Negro Leagues.” Click here to download the PDF application to learn more about eligibility requirements, submission criteria and style guidelines. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 23, 2015. Questions can be directed to Leslie Heaphy (email@example.com), Stephanie Liscio (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mel May (email@example.com), or Joshua Salvner (firstname.lastname@example.org). Click here to learn more about the 2014 winners.
Originally published: March 6, 2015. Last Updated: March 6, 2015.